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Advice Goddess
Thursday, April 19, 2012 12:00 am
In your answer to “Dismayed,” the 32-year-old woman with a Ph.D. who was unimpressed by the men she was meeting, I was struck by how cold and calculating it all sounds: Women evolved to ma
Advice Goddess
Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:00 am
My boyfriend and I are college juniors, happily together 10 months and living together for five. An article I read said it’s healthy to argue with your partner, and I got a little worried. We so
Advice Goddess
Thursday, April 5, 2012 12:00 am
waking thoughts poem This poem was recently emailedto Illinois Times anonymously.I gained the sender’s OK to printit. I only altered it to fit the formI use in this space, and took theliberty to
Advice Goddess
Thursday, April 5, 2012 12:00 am
This man I’ve been dating didn’t want anything serious. I don’t either. I explained that I just wanted to hang out and have fun. We were going out several times a week, sleeping toge
Advice Goddess
Thursday, March 29, 2012 12:00 am
My fiancee insists on having our wedding at “THE most magical place to get married,” this beautiful lake resort. Her family’s well-off, but having it there creates a financial hardsh
Advice Goddess
Thursday, March 22, 2012 12:00 am
I’m a recently divorced 40-something woman, now dating again, and I’m wondering what the guidelines are on how long to wait to have sex. I’m not interested in casual sex, but I have
Advice Goddess
Thursday, March 15, 2012 12:00 am
When I got married, I was a slim 6 feet 2, but I’ve gained a lot of weight. My wife gained about 20 pounds but recently lost that and more. I’ve been as high as 265, but I’m now at 2
Advice Goddess
Thursday, March 8, 2012 12:00 am
I’m a 32-year-old woman with a Ph.D. I’m beyond happy with my career path, but I’m not meeting men I’m impressed with or inspired to see again. A girlfriend sent me a New York
Advice Goddess
Thursday, March 1, 2012 12:00 am
Your answer to “Roseless,” the woman bemoaning her boyfriend’s lack of “romantic ambition,” hit a nerve with me. My wife of 19 years and I shared equally in raising our t
Advice Goddess
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 12:00 am
I’m an Occupy girl, age 45, into eco-shamanism and planetary consciousness stuff. I’ve mostly dated engineers with a playful side who initially seemed open to my interests but quickly beca


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